Red Hood and the Outlaws #2

Writer: Scott Lobdell Artist: Dexter Soy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 14, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 39
7.9Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

"Dark Trinity" part 2! Red Hood's investigation takes a painful turn when he encounters a mysterious woman named Artemis! Outmatched by this powerful Amazon, Jason's only hope for survival is finding a common ground with his attacker-that is, if Artemis gives him the chance!

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Sep 14, 2016

    This book is funny. In fact, there is a joke on the cover. That sets the reader up for everything she or he needs to know. It is packed with action. It is beautifully drawn. Each issues leaves us with a cliffhanger and begging for the next issue. Bravo Mr. Lobdell. Bravo. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - Bill Heuer Sep 15, 2016

    My only criticism is that I wish they called this entire series Dark Trinity as the title of the issue is named. The name would have added some gravitas to the series and separate it from the less than stellar performances of Lobdells earlier works with Red Hood. This series has a lot of potential to be a great, fun contrast to the actual Trinity series coming this month. Both could be really enjoyable but have different tones. Despite the misbranding of this series, Im very much looking forward to the next issue and the development of Bizarro. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Sep 17, 2016

    Where the series leads from herewe're not quite sure. It'll definitely cause some problems for Jason and Artemis – given that they seem to be a new team. But will this bizzare third member cause a little too much mayhem for the duo to work with? Overall,Red Hood and the Outlaws #2 is a thrilling read. And it proves once more that Jason Todd is undoubtedly deserving of his own title series. He continues to be one of the most captivatingly tragic characters in comic books. If you're a fan of the Bat-Family,Red Hood and the Outlaws #2 is the one for you. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 14, 2016

    While Red Hood and the Outlaws hasn't gotten the team together it's been an entertaining ride so far. Hopefully the book maintains its consistency when Bizarro debuts next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Sep 15, 2016

    While the dialogue can occasionally get a little bit wordy " and let's face it, Jason and Artemis mend fences a little conveniently " Red Hood and the Outlaws #2 still brings some fun popcorn action. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Amy Ziegfeld Sep 14, 2016

    Red Hood and the Outlaws #2 is an exciting, if a tad clich, extended fight scene that showcases some of the best sequential art on the market today. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Sep 22, 2016

    Opening with flashbacks to Artemis' past, the comic does a solid job introducing her for those unfamiliar with the character. I'll be curious to see whether her quest for the weapon of the gods continues, or if her new allegiances provide other battles to be won. The pairing of Artemis and Red Hood, two mid-level characters with envy of those who do exactly what they do, only better, works well. As for the third member of the team, it looks like DC has decided to go with the imperfect clone origin of Bizarro rather than a hero from a parallel dimension. But we'll have to wait at least a month before finding out any more details, or what Black Mask wants with him. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 14, 2016

    While this issue may be the last bit of setup before the series really starts going, I still enjoyed it.  This book is just fun and if you can put your ideas that comics have to change the world behind you, I think you can enjoy it as much as me.   Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - belleburr Sep 14, 2016

    It doesnt hurt that Dexter Soys artwork and Veronica Gandinis colors bring the ruckus. The fight scenes are perfectly choreographed, exciting and clear. The facial work on everyone, even the background characters, is on point with Jasons increasingly incredulous expressions when dealing with Artemis worth the price of admission alone. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Jon Arvedon Sep 19, 2016

    If you want an action-packed story with a strong developing team dynamic, then I highly recommend picking up Red Hood and the Outlaws #2. It meets just about all of your standard superhero team-up book expectations, but still manages to stand out from the crowd with great scripting and stellar art. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Tyson Jones Sep 14, 2016

    I do look forward to seeing how Bizzaro is characterized, once he joins our heroes. Red Hood and Artemis have proven to be equal parts edgy and fun. Where Bizzaro fits in that frame will be interesting to see, but his words about his version of Bizzaro have me looking forward to the completion of the Dark Trinity. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Brian Warshaw Sep 14, 2016

    This is the sweet spot for Jason Todd. He gets to do awesome Red Hood stuff, he makes us laugh, he gets the mess knocked out of him, and he still manages to finish with a smirk. As a writer for an ongoing series, Lobdell's most important job is to make us want to read the next one, and he does that job well here. His cohorts in the art department remain valuable assets, just as Red Hood and the Outlaws remains pleasantly distinct from everything else DC is publishing. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Wendel Sep 15, 2016

    Its a solid series but the overall story is on shaky ground already. This isnt a good thing since its only the second issue. In the previous issue Black Mask was lamenting about Gotham and how he had big plans for the city. Now its starting to feel like the plans are going to fall short. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Pwaelchl Sep 14, 2016

    An average issue of what has the potential to be an above average series. There is still a lot of potential here for Lobdell and Soy to tap into. Feel free to skip this fight-scene heavy issue, but return for issue #3 when the third outlaw's introduction will be extended and certainly further shake up the dynamic between these characters. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 14, 2016

    The team is slowly getting together, Artemis is introduced well, and most importantly you'll feel like these characters are going to be fun together. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The GCRN - Daniel Clark Oct 7, 2016

    Despite the limited plot the dynamic of this book has already changed. Artemishas quickly made an impression as a character worth your time, and hopefully the rest of the Outlaws will be do the same. Read Full Review

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